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    Battery replacement

    The size of the battery box will limit what size battery you can install. As we discussed, have them measure both the battery and the box to see what you can replace the old battery with. I know a Group 27 will fit in it since that’s what I replaced the Group 24 with that came with the 3670 we...
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    Extend/retract button by trailer hitch

    On the original BH electric Ventura jacks there was a single motor that operated both front jacks via a connecting rod that ran across the front of the rig inside the compartment. A DIY upgrade was to replace them with independently operated ones, again from Ventura. The original Ground Control...
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    Black substance leaking from Bedroom slide

    If you can soak up or collect the liquid on a piece of paper towel, or even just feel the spot on the carpet, rub the spot between your thumb and index finger. If it’s oil based, it should feel slippery. Water based will not be slippery. But if you can expose the slide drive motor, that would...
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    Where is the circuit panel located?

    Normally there are two. The larger is the 120V breakers and the smaller is the 12V fuses. Might be hidden inside a closet or cabinet if not on the wall. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    2021 M260 city water connection?

    Looking at a video, your tank fill is on the passenger side wall over the tires, Big white cap. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Cable hookups

    With no power applied, you can short one end of a line and use a VOM on the other to check for continuity. That will help identify what’s going where. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Dangerous Prescription Drugs from Mexico

    If you’re a military retiree, you can get your scripts mailed to you in 90 day’s quantities for $12 a pop. No need to go to Mexico. Last time I was there was 2013 (Cancun & Cozumel). Nothing like Federale gun jeeps on every corner leading to the highway to the Mayan ruins. Sent from my iPhone...
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    Light switches

    On some 5th wheels, it was on the riser for the first step into the bedroom. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Altered GVWR

    Or if the loaded tailer exceeds its GVWR, remove some stuff. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Altered GVWR

    The GVWR is the maximum weight capacity for a fully loaded trailer with all your stuff in it. The dry weight is how it left the factory. So, put your gear in it and take it to a CAT scale to see what you’re pulling. If it exceeds your truck’s rating, take some stuff out. And don’t haul with full...
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    Cannot find water pump.

    Running the pump and listening for it (they’re not quiet) is the stock answer for locating it. As for the converter, they’re usually behind the basement walls in a 5th wheel (as is the water pump), in the vicinity of the breaker panel. With TT’s they can be under a bed or in a cabinet. Sent...
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    Interior wall painting

    Sounds like a plan! Let me know if you need any maintenance help and I’ll bring tools[emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Help slide out won’t retract

    Or the battery is weak. Did the other slides retract OK? Are you still on shore power? If not, try connecting the umbilical to your truck and try it. Unless you’ve been using the pump valves to isolate different slides, most likely they’re open and not the problem. If the mini-breaker popped, I...
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    Interior wall painting

    Bobby, we never painted our rig, but for the sticks&bricks, I always use Behr paints. Glad you’re not painting the oak. That’s a sacrilege to do that[emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    New Sewer Hose Storage

    When we had our rig, the RhinoFlex hose was my choice. I had a 15 and 10 ft. section of it. Sturdy and collapsible, it stayed in the shape you put it. Easily collapsed to fit in the storage compartment that used to be on the sides of the larger 5th wheels Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk